Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Oct. 18-22)
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Hotel Floyd Concert Series
With After Jack
Three young women who work at Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre, in Ferrum, started up this acoustic act, which plays original songs (see the act play “Bless Your Heart” via blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch/?p=13279) and covers the likes of Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga.
Details: 8 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. Free. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, afterjack.weebly.com
Southwest Virginia’s fast-rising old-school Americana/rock act, The Floorboards, doubles up with Roanoke indie rockers Woolens for a Late Night at Gillie’s show.
Details: 9 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, thefloorboards.bandcamp.com, facebook.com/woolensmusic
Hear classic covers and originals from this Radford-based performer.
Details: 6 p.m. India Garden, Blacksburg. Free. 951-5100, IndiaGardenonline.com, facebook.com/dallas.leonard.music
Another Roadside Attraction
Jordan Rivers, Lucy de los Rios and their band of rollicking musicians really do it road-show style. They even sell mustache wax!
Details: 10 p.m. 622 North, Blacksburg. $5; 21 and older. 951-1022, 622north.com, roadsideshow.com
We Were Skeletons
With The Joint Chiefs of Math, Friends of Fiends, Trust Fall
The headliner, a trio from Lancaster, Pa., claims influences including Fugazi, mewithoutyou and Slint.
Details: 7 p.m. 130 Jackson St. N.W., Blacksburg. $5; all ages. 130jackson.com, facebook.com/wewereskeletons, thejointchiefsofmath.bandcamp.com
With Train Wreck, The Kind
Hear some strong music while tasting home brews, microbrews and food, and checking out arts and crafts on display.
Details: 11 a.m. Chantilly Farm, Floyd. $15 advance; $20 gate. jacksonvillecenter.org, chantillyfestivalfarm.blogspot.com
Blue Ridge Music Center Fall Heritage Series
Tribute to Emmett Lundy: With Kirk Sutphin, Snake Smith, Richard Smith, T.J. Lundy
Outstanding musicians will discuss Galax fiddler Emmitt Lundy (1864-1953), who according to legend won the first gold piece ever presented at the Old Fiddlers Convention, in Galax. Was it called the New Fiddlers Convention then? Performers include fiddler T.J. Lundy, a direct descendant.
Details: 2 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213, Blue Ridge Parkway, near Galax. Free (reservations recommended). 276-236-5309 (ext. 112). www.blueridgemusiccenter.org
Radford University Faculty Recital
With Robert Trent (guitar) and David Allen (clarinet)
Radford University’s classical music program is strong and features great players in teaching positions. Catch a couple of them for free.
Details: 8 p.m. Covington Center Performance Hall, Radford University. Free; open to public. radford.edu/~rstrent
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